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Sebastian Fidler
Video Transitions in Menus
on Jun 2, 2005 at 1:48:51 am

I'm trying to build a menu in Encore
that uses video transitions to move
between different menus. How does this
work?

I've seen multiple DVDs that use this
effect. If anyone is familiar with it,
EyeballNYC's Vol. 4 reel does it
exceptionally well.

I attempted to make such a transition
using 2 menus and a transition video clip
from After Effects, but there was a
3 or so second black gap between each
menu that ruined the effect.

Another, unrelated question: If i have
a DVD I like is there a way to see how
it was created like you can with the
"view source" command in web pages? It
would be a great way to learn new tricks.

I'd appreciate the help.


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Dave Friend
Re: Video Transitions in Menus
on Jun 2, 2005 at 4:04:14 pm

[Sebastian Fidler] "there was a
3 or so second black gap between each
menu that ruined the effect."


Were you previewing within Encore when you saw this black gap?
If so, what you are seeing is Encore's preview function loading the next playback cell. The previewer switches to black while this cue-up is happening. With a DVD player the usual behavior is to freeze the last frame shown while the disc is cued to the next cell. Therefore, with an actual disc in a player you would not see the black. Also, with a disc the response time will probably be quicker.

Otherwise it sounds like the workflow you are using to get the effect you describe is correct.

Dave


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Sebastian Fidler
Re: Video Transitions in Menus
on Jun 2, 2005 at 5:55:39 pm

That's good news. Hopefully that is
the issue. I will try it tonight
when I get home from work. Thanks.


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Sebastian Fidler
Re: Video Transitions in Menus
on Jun 3, 2005 at 1:09:37 am

That did it! Thanks, it makes the
menu flow much more smoothly.


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